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Sustainable Buildings for All

The Sustainable Buildings for All (SB4A) framework was developed by a coalition of sustainability and equity experts and advocates. SB4A provides a template that local governments may choose to adapt and use to incentivize, and therefore accelerate, the development of building projects in their communities that achieve high levels of environmental performance, social equity and human and environmental health.

SB4A has three primary goals:
  • Climate Action: Accelerate transformational climate action by incentivizing low- and zero-carbon buildings, including both operational and embodied carbon.
  • Equity and Racial Justice: Prioritize access to sustainable buildings, and the health and wealth benefits of the sustainable building industry for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), rural, low-income and frontline communities.
  • Health of Humans and the Environment: Increase access to healthy buildings and sites for all; minimize the impacts of the built environment on the natural environment. 


Amanda Ingmire, 971-263-0826
Architect and Senior Policy Analyst, Built Environment Program